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  1. Twobirds news
    08 October 2020
    Bird & Bird advises on the merger of Crowdcube and Seedrs to create one of the world’s largest private equity marketplaces
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/united-kingdom/bird-and-bird-advises-on-the-merger-of-crowdcube-and-seedrs

    International law firm Bird & Bird is advising on the merger of longstanding client, Crowdcube with Seedrs, which was announced on 5 October 2020. The transaction is expected to accelerate the two companies’ plans to ...

  2. Legal news
    19 July 2019
    RAND case struck down by the Court of Appeal — bold moves win the day for implementer ZyXEL
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/rand-case-struck-down-by-the-court-of-appeal-bold-moves-win-the-day-for-implementer-zyxel

    The appeal judgment in ZyXEL v TQ Delta [2019] EWCA Civ 1277 tells a tale of tactics and legal agility. After completely waiving any right to rely on RAND undertakings, ZyXEL have tested the bounds of the developing ...

  3. Legal news
    02 April 2019
    UK Court grants SEP injunction: TQ Delta v ZyXEL
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/uk-court-grants-sep-injunction-tq-delta-v-zyxel

    UK Court shows it is prepared to manage SEP cases efficiently and grant injunctions on SEPs when warranted.

  4. Legal news
    01 April 2019
    Court of Appeal clarifies Liquidated Damages in cases of Abandonment
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/court-of-appeal-clarifies-liquidated-damages-in-cases-of-abandonment

    This Court of Appeal decision has provided some clarity on how courts will approach the award of liquidated damages for delay when a contractor does not eventually complete its work.

  5. Legal news
    06 August 2019
    Artificial creativity—is the IP system ready for robot inventors?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/artificial-creativity-is-the-ip-system-ready-for-robot-investors

    According to current UK patent law, if AI was to invent something, would the creator of the AI be able to patent it? Who would be the inventor and to whom would the invention belong?

  6. Legal news
    27 September 2019
    Accountable AI – can the law reduce bias and increase transparency?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/accountable-ai-can-the-law-reduce-bias-and-increase-transparency

    Governments are increasingly making use of AI tools to help with decision making, but they face a key challenge: ensuring fairness and maintaining public trust.

  7. Legal news
    29 December 2020
    What's next for FRAND?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/whats-next-for-frand

    In autumn last year the world watched the UK Supreme Court’s televised broadcast of the hearing in the conjoined cases of Unwired Planet v. Huawei, and Conversant v. Huawei and ZTE. There were rumors that the decision ...

  8. Legal news
    24 November 2020
    The UK legal system: embracing technological change
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-uk-legal-system-embracing-technological-change

    Legal systems around the world have been struggling to address the challenges presented by rapid technological change and the disruption caused by COVID-19. In England, however, the flexibility of the common law and the ...

  9. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    The functions of the CMA post Brexit
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-functions-of-the-cma-post-brexit

    For decades the Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") and its predecessor, the Office of Fair Trading ("OFT"), have worked in symbiosis with the European Commission ("Commission") on competition law enforcement and ...

  10. Legal news
    24 June 2020
    What's Next For Frand?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/what's-next-for-frand

    The last year has been an exciting year for FRAND. The TCL v Ericsson verdict was set aside. The FTC's decision against Qualcomm was also lifted pending appeal. Germany's Supreme Court has overturned the Sisvel v Haier ...